A Letter to Aiden // 12 Months

I've done updates on Aiden at 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months, and here we are at 12 months. Please note how insanely difficult it is to get a crawling, rolling over, standing baby to lay on their back long enough to get a good picture.

Month #11? That's right, I took it real quick during a nap because I was sure he was going to crawl away like he tried in Month 10.

Dear Aiden,

Last year we were meeting for the first time and you were a squawking, squishy little newborn whose diapers were horrific but magically didn't smell bad. Here you are one year later, laughing and smiling and DANCING, legitimately DANCING, every time you hear music.

I love your 4-toothed smile, and how happy you are to see me in the morning.

I love the way you closely examine your toothbrush before chewing on it.

I love your bob-and-wave dance moves.

I love that you started cracking yourself up the first time you played Hide-n-Seek with our curtain. Each time you popped out you'd laugh, which made us laugh.

I love your chubby baby arms around my neck, which is the closest thing to snuggling as you'll let me get. ðŸ˜‰

I love that you look exactly like Devin with your blue eyes, cute nose, and light hair. (Though you totally have my ridiculous hair-growing capabilities, which means you've gotten 2 haircuts before your first birthday. If you can grow a beard in 5th grade, you're welcome. Not that I have ever had a beard. But my leg hair makes up for it, for sure. Too weird?)

I love that you were born 24 hours after a blizzard. Thanks for not coming when there were still 2 feet of snow in the streets. No matter what he claims, your dad's pick-up truck could NOT have handled it. ðŸ˜‰

I love your sloppy, open-mouthed "besos" aka kisses and how freely you give them.

I love that you're my son, my firstborn son. I can't wait to see who you're going to be as you grow up.

your unapologetically sappy mama

P.S. I will always be there for you to change your level 10 disaster diapers. And there for you, in general. ðŸ˜Š 

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